Hello friends near and far!
It's been almost four years since I released Whiskey and Jellybeans in June of 2013.
Making that record was a wonderful experience, with a steep learning curve. It was delightfully challenging. I enjoyed every aspect of the project from writing parts for cello and violin, creating rich vocal harmonies, collaborating with great musicians, to editing, mixing, and designing album art, to selling CDs at my shows and mailing thank you notes to my supporters. Don Godwin and I worked hard on making that record sound good, and I was thrilled to be able to share it with you, my community.
I'm excited to let you know that I am in the planning stages of recording my next album!
I'm working closely with Dan Cantrell, and Michael Chambers. Two very gifted musicians, composers, and engineers. This will be a bicoastal collaboration, and I plan to include musicians from New York and the Bay Area on this new 11 track album.
Living in New York for the last 5 years has been an education in persistence, creative exploration, community building, and consistency. I have been sitting on a wealth of new material, some of which I have been performing live for over a year. It's time to make a new record!
After much thought, I've decided that the best way to raise funds for this endeavor is to go right to the source: YOU!
Instead of using a fundraising platform, I'm offering you the chance to pre-order my album directly from the artist: ME!
Your preorder can be paid for directly to me through PayPal.
If you'd like, you can make a larger contribution to help cover costs such as studio time, musicians, rehearsals, mixing, mastering, the cost of printing records, and funds for touring in the Summer of 2017.
Preorder costs for the digital album are $10. If you'd like a copy of the album on vinyl pre-order is $25. You can make your donation through PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
This album will feature the talents of:
I hope you'll join me in the creation of this next sonic endeavor/adventure. I'm really looking forward to sharing it with you!
Love and Light,